Author Archives: TeamMona

About TeamMona

UW certificate in Sports Med. & Human Performance, ACE-certified personal trainer, apparatus-certified Pilates instructor, with experience in formats from Zumba to Kettlebells... I believe there is a move for every body, and size and age is not a barrier to joyful movement or better health. We just have to find it, the best movement for your body... I get the struggle of loving oneself enough to find way toward better health, even if it doesn't look like what media shoves down our throats... and I believe health is multi-faceted, caring for our body, mind, and spirit, and for each other.

When Catching an Edge – or a Cold – Takes You Down

Picture this:  you’re a world-class alpine skier.  You’ve been diligently following your training plan with a blend of strength, cardio, plyometrics, and Pilates.  You eat right.  You feel amazing and unstoppable as you fly down the mountain!   Now imagine … Continue reading

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“Flyaway” from Self-Deception to Success!

I was recently fortunate to receive an advance copy of Helen Landalf’s anticipated teen novel, “Flyaway.”  It’s the story of fifteen year old Stevie, a girl used to her drug-addicted mother disappearing for days at a time.  Her Aunt Mindy … Continue reading

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Grey Days, Sunny Heart

I live in the Pacific Northwest, where we have a reputation for endless days of rain and grey skies. The joke around here is that the Seattle Rain Festival runs from January 1st to December 31st. While that is a … Continue reading

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Live, Forgive, and Learn

A friend was beating herself up today for letting her emotions get the best of her brain.  This beautiful, amazing woman has been working so, so hard on her body for the past several months and making great gains.  Yet … Continue reading

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Hello world! Welcome to the new blog home of TeamMona/Every Body Fitness!

For those of you who are finding me by accident, good to meet you!  And for you old friends who follow me on Twitter, are loyal clients and longtime classmembers, or are one of my fabulous colleagues, so very nice … Continue reading

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